September 18, 2004

Google Chinese News Censorship

[An echo, but I don't think this has been publicized much yet]

Google Chinese news censorship demonstrated(Pic)

(Sept. 18, 2004)2004 Sep. 16, Bill Xia, Dynamic Internet Technology Inc.

On Sept. 15, 2004, a DynaWeb volunteer reported that Google's Chinese news returned different results depending whether the search was conducted in China or in the U.S. Today, we were able to confirm this report through proxies in China. Search results inside China do not contain news from blocked sites such as (


On the first page, any entry from or are not shown when searching with a proxy inside China.

[This appears accurate. They give instructions in the article for reproducing the censorship. Though the examples involve keywords in Chinese, which makes it difficult to understand for non-Chinese speakers]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on September 18, 2004 12:35 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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